Timothy Caughman

PhotographerLinneah Anders
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

New York resident Timothy Caughman was a man who cared deeply for his community. He filled his time by working with antipoverty programs in Queens, and collecting celebrity autographs (which he proudly declared on his Twitter page). Timothy was excited to stand in line on election day, and cast his vote in the country that he loved. On March 20, 2017, a Baltimore man entered NYC on a bus, and fatally stabbed Timothy Caughman for being a black man in America. So what do New Yorkers do when a man enters their city with ill intent? They take a stand. On March 24, 2017, New Yorkers gathered together to drown out the name of a white supremacist with messages of love, peace, and solidarity. They came together to say the name worth remembering: Timothy Caughman.